Concord tape ‘An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé’ (1982)

‘An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé’ is a live (and the first of six albums they did together) album recorded on April 15, 1982 and released the same year by Concord.

Track Listing : 1.All God’S Chillun Got Rhythm (Walter Jermann, Gus Kahn, Bronislaw Kaper) – 03:37 . 2.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) – 05:15 . 3.Give Me The Simple Life (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby) – 03:39 . 4.Good Morning Heartache (Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake, Irene Higgenbotham) – 06:10 . 5.Manhattan Hoedown (Brian Torff) – 04:46 . 6.You’D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) – 02:52 . 7.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin) – 05:02 . 8.Love (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 04:55 . 9.It Might As Well Be Spring (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 04:42 . 10.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 07:32

Musicians : Mel Tormé – Vocals . George Shearing – Piano . Brian Torff – Double Bass

Production : Produced By Carl Jefferson George Horn – Mastering

Package : Bruce Burr – Cover Photo . Philip Elwood – Liner Notes . Dick Hendler – Art Direction

Recorded On April 15, 1982.

Released In 1982 By Concord.


Pianist George Shearing and singer Mel Tormé would match together perfectly every time they shared the stage; the mutual respect they had for each other was as obvious as the fact that they had very complementary styles. […]

You wouldn’t hang a resplendent Matisse on densely patterned wallpaper or a Picasso against a busy toile de jouie backdrop. A masterpiece requires just the right setting, which is precisely why Mel Torme and George Shearing made such beautiful music together. […]

‘An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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